SGB, the UK’s leading supplier of access and formwork products and services has announced that it will be changing its name to Harsco Infrastructure. The change will take effect from January 2010 however; SGB begun advising customers of the planned change in October.

The change forms part of a global re-branding being implemented by SGB’s US based parent company Harsco Corporation.

Paul Holmes, Managing Director of SGB’s UK operations explained the reasoning behind the change, “Harsco is committed to expanding its global involvement in the access and formwork sector. Its SGB, Hunnebeck (in Europe) and Patent (in North America) subsidiaries all have well established brands and reputations in their regions. As we expand our international presence we want to operate under a single name with the objective of becoming the global leader in our specialist field.”

Paul continued “Harsco Infrastructure will be our new divisional name, highlighting our focus on supporting customers in the construction and maintenance of essential infrastructure. This will parallel changes in Harsco sister divisions. The name change will be implemented progressively over the next 6 – 12 months. This is a new chapter in the development of our business and we will be working harder than ever as Harsco Infrastructure to pool the accumulated site support experience of all our businesses to the advantage of our customers. We believe our customers can only benefit from this change.”